Well, it's been over a month since I shared an update with you all. In between packing up our home, throwing Nick a surprise 30th birthday, finishing up work projects, and moving continents, life has been hectic. As you'd expect, travelling home was mildly stressful. We wore masks for the entirety of three flights and [...]
Formerly a mining town, Reefton was heavily reliant on gold and coal. Thanks to the creativity of people like Patsy, the town has been revitalised and Kiwis have a new reason to visit this historic destination. For a town that’s nearly 150 years old, Reefton has aged well and continues to draw crowds from across New Zealand.
Located on the east coast of New Zealand's South Island, Ōtepoti Dunedin has a rich heritage and is known for its interesting inhabitants. My first time properly exploring Dunedin was during iD Fashion Week in 2016, not long after I moved to Christchurch. The experience left a lasting impression, and Dunedin has been one of [...]
Labour Day marked the first long weekend we've had since June! Needless to say, it was the perfect excuse to get out of town and explore a new region. We've been to Nelson and Picton a handful of times (I've even caught the ferry a couple times...) but had never properly explored Blenheim and Marlborough. [...]
We've all read a scathing review or two on Dubai. It's the kind of place that attracts mixed opinions. I have friends who absolutely love it and others who swear they'd never set foot on its sandy shores. Truthfully, it's probably not somewhere I'd choose to visit for a full-blown holiday. However, when we decided [...]
I could, without any hesitation, pack up and move to Amsterdam. It's the perfect city with its beautiful canals and row houses, delicious cuisine, and friendly, easy-going people. And don't even get me started on the bike lanes! Everyone cycles here and it's truly one of the most civilised places I've ever been. It's a [...]
Many of our overseas family and friends are visiting New Zealand (and Christchurch) for the very first time in March, while others are returning to a city that has changed considerably since they last visited. Since receiving a handful of messages and emails about what to do in Christchurch from a couple days to a [...]
You might remember my Queenstown guide from a couple years ago when Nick and I visited over Canterbury Anniversary weekend. We try to get away on long weekends whenever possible, but this year we were determined to save money (for obvious reasons). Initially, we thought we’d do a day trip somewhere nearby, but when the [...]